Do you really need all that weight ? just wondering
The weight helps with the blower. It's HEAVY. I've been told around 400 lbs. I've pushed snow with a blade on mine with no additional weight. I did have chains on the rear tires. The thing was a tank. It pushed better than my old Cub Cadet 1650 (now sold) ever did. You can push snow just about all day running only the tractor. The snowblower motor does cut run time down significantly.